New Course: Creating Life Histories

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This is the course graduate students have asked for — if you are a student in Writing and New Media, Heritage and Social History, or Cultural Studies, this course is for you! Writing and New Media 605: Creating Life Histories Opening in June, WRNM 605: Creating Life Histories, focuses on the methodologies of oral history, memoir and autobiography. It examines the processes of … [Read more...]

This Mom’s Reality – Why AU works

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I have spent a lot of years thinking about “what I want to be when I grow up”. I’ve changed my mind on the answer countless times until one night a friend of mine made a comment about how great it would be if we had our own publishing house. At that moment, something seemed to click for me. This is what I wanted to do with my life. If I’m writing my own books and I know people … [Read more...]

This Mom’s Reality: Bumps in the road

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My original plan was to earn my Bachelor's degree long before I had any children. Back in 2005, I applied at a college in Manitoba for 2+2 program. Basically 2 years of college, then after earning my diploma, continuing for another 2 years at university for a Bachelor's degree. I was very eager for the experience of college and university and was looking forward to the next four … [Read more...]

This Mom’s Reality – Just say yes

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Like many AU student moms, real life happened when I made other plans. I ended up leaving my first round of university studies before I finished my degree and then I met my British husband and moved overseas. While this brought so many real life experiences, not finishing my education was something that weighed me down. Once we returned to Canada, I looked into completing my … [Read more...]

This Mom’s Reality – Survival

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Being a mom is a challenge, having to deal with the late nights, temper tantrums and never ending laundry definitely keep us on our toes. I recall coming home from my full time job and already being exhausted, but moms don’t get a break...the kids need to be fed, bathed and tucked into bed. After realizing that I was unhappy in my line of work, I knew that I needed a change, but I … [Read more...]

Deadline Extension for Website Outage

Deadline Extension

A number of students encountered difficulties with their internet service providers this past weekend while trying to reach Athabasca University’s main webpage and other online services. As a result, AU will be extending our undergraduate course extension and exam request deadlines from Sunday April 30, 2017 to Friday May 5, 2017. For students whose exam requests provide … [Read more...]

Mommies In-Step

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Mirror, Mirror, on the wall: Who's the fairest of them all? Why stepmothers, of course. This according to one AU researcher and 2016 graduate, Cara Zaharychuk. Through the years, television, motion-picture and fairy-tale portrayals haven’t been kind to the stepmother. From Cinderella’s venomous grey-bunned arch-enemy (who, in Disney's version, forced the latter to scrub bare … [Read more...]

Mind your podcasts, please

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Around every corner is a new learning opportunity. But be wary. With the wide stretch of the Internet, many of these ‘opportunities’ present more like mindless minutiae. And that includes the swath of podcast feeds gaining media momentum on the web these days. Despite what you might hear from others, or what you might find upon surfing, be cautious of the ‘casts you reel in. … [Read more...]

Flight deals for Convocation 2017 have landed!

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Did you know that both WestJet and Air Canada are offering special flight savings for AU graduates and their guests attending #AthaU17? Air Canada An Air Canada discount is available for persons travelling to and from Edmonton between June 1 and June 17, 2017. To take advantage of the discount, visit aircanada.com and enter promotion code QY87KC81. WestJet     WestJet is … [Read more...]

2017 Alumni Award Nominations

Deadline Approaching: 2017 Alumni Award Nominations

Know an AU alum or soon-to-be-grad who’s making a difference? Recognizing our students and alumni for reaching milestones in their education, jobs, and communities around the globe — now that's something we think is worth celebrating. Nominate a friend, colleague or family member for one of the four 2017 Athabasca University Alumni Awards. The award categories include: … [Read more...]